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September 12: Rivera Fall Cocktail Menu Launch Party

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On Wednesday, September 12th, Executive Bar Director Julian Cox and Bar Program Director Jeremy Lake celebrate the new Rivera Fall Cocktail Menu with a special launch party. [...]

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Thirsty in NOLA: Tales of the Cocktail 2012

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Bartenders, spirits brands, imbibers, foodies and the sturdiest livers from around the world are heading to New Orleans this week for the 10th Annual Tales of the Cocktail. [...]

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2012 Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards Finalists Announced

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The Top 4 Finalists have been announced for the 2012 Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards, with perennial Los Angeles nominees Eric Alperin and The Varnish joined by La Descarga and Rivera. [...]

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Art as an Appetizer: Secret Menu at Playa and Rivera Inspired by Pacific Standard Time

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Pacific Standard Time has inspired Art as an Appetizer, a collaboration between chef John Sedlar, artist Ron Cooper and mixologist Julian Cox. The trio has created a Secret Menu available now at Sedlar’s Playa and Rivera restaurants. [...]

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So Long 2011, and Thanks for All the Fish!

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It’s time to start stretching those livers, Los Angeles! Craft cocktail destinations across the city are welcoming the new year with masquerade parties, multi-course dinners, and spirited trips around the world and back in time to the 1920s. [...]

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It’s a Julian Cox Summer: Cocktail Menu Launch at Rivera, Specials at Picca and Playa

Few Los Angeles bartenders have been as prolific as Julian Cox, who has launched bar programs at several of the city’s most acclaimed restaurants. Cox’s fans will be glad to know that three of these locations are debuting new summer menus and specials featuring his cocktails, with a fourth on tap next month. [...]

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Food & Wine Cocktails 2011: Twelve Los Angeles Bars in the Top 100 American Bars

Los Angeles cocktail culture makes a strong showing in Food & Wine Cocktails 2011, which arrived in stores in May and features 130-plus cocktail recipes, over 20 party food recipes, a mixology handbook, and a directory of the Top 100 American Bars. [...]

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Rivera Springs into the Season with a New Cocktail Menu

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Last night, Julian Cox was back behind the bar at Rivera, the Modern Latin restaurant where he garnered the acclaim that led to his recognition as a 2010 Rising Star Mixologist. His return to Rivera was to celebrate the debut of his new spring cocktails with a Late Night Menu Launch. [...]

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Let’s Get This Party Started: Playa Opens February 11

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Anticipation is hitting a fever pitch for Playa, the new venture from Rivera chef John Sedlar opening Friday, February 11th. Foodies are salivating at the prospect of exploring Sedlar’s “Urban Latin Cuisine,” while cocktail enthusiasts are ready to sip the latest creations from acclaimed mixologist Julian Cox. [...]

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A Hot Time at Jonathan Gold’s Second Annual Union Station Cocktail Party

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Jonathan Gold recently hosted his second annual Union Station Speakeasy Cocktail Party, featuring cocktails by the bars of 213 and gourmet bites from some of L.A.’s top restaurants. The event was a fundraiser for Zócalo Public Square, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit that provides a nonpartisan forum to prominent thinkers and doers via lectures, panels, salons, screenings, webzine and annual conferences. [...]

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